Broomfield Lim herd dispersed
By Jeremy Hunt
ONLY days after the Royal Show and the annual presentation of prestigous trophies donated by Kent Limousin breeder E Beeney and Sons, its Broomfield herd was dispersed.
Last weekends sale saw Doug Mash, Chesham, Bucks pay the top price of 4900gns for the Tambour-sired Broomfield Icedancer, a heifer out of the 8800gns Uplands Clementine offered with a heifer calf at foot.
Cheshire breeder Geoff Simms gave 3400gns for the second calver Broomfield Icelolly, also by Tambour and sold with a heifer calf by Pelham Fernando.
And at the same money B Baker, Battle, Sussex secured the served heifer Broomfield Jaliche from the Chastenet-bred 5500gns Aliche.
Cruickshank Limousins were in at 3100gns to take the 1995-bred Goldies Gigolo son Woodhouse Laddie back to Scotland and D Ashton, Goole, E Yorks invested 2850gns in another two-year-old bull by the Pelham sire.
Borders breeder Keith Redpath paid 2600gns for Uplands Chara, a 1987-bred cow by Ami with a heifer calf at foot and bred out of the 1989 Royal Show champion Usabelle that sold for 13,000gns at the Uplands dispersal. Mr Redpath bought her first bull calf after it took the championship at Carlisle 10 years ago.
Also at 2600gns was the 1987-bred Uplands Clementine, bought at the Uplands dispersal in 1989 for 8800gns. Buyer was W Hickson, Colne, Lancs.
The Beeney partnership had established a Limousin herd in 1983. They secured some outstanding foundation females, paying 10,000gns at auction in the mid-1980s for a heifer from Jim Goldie, and went on to exploit the prepotency of their imported Danish bull Tambour.
Averages:22 cows and heifers with calves £5145; seven cows in calf £2730; two heifers in calf £3570; four maiden heifers £2415 and eight bulls £3255. (Midland Marts)